Library Foundation

The Monterey Park Library Foundation raises funds to supplement the library's budget. The Foundation raised more than $600,000 for the expanded and renovated library which opened September 9, 2006. In addition, the Foundation raised funds for the mural over the west entrance of the library. Annually, the Foundation also supports the library’s Summer Reading Program, LAMP Walk for Literacy and Holiday Book Giveaway. In 2016, the Foundation sponsored the prizes for the Centennial Essay Contest. 

Due to its outstanding efforts, over the past year, the Monterey Park Library Foundation has contributed more than $82,000 to purchase new books and materials for the library collection, sponsor author visits and other entertaining and informative programs and purchase new furnishing and equipment including technology such as computers, iPads and Chromebooks for the use and enjoyment of library visitors and otherwise promote and support the library in its additional needs.

Foundation Board


  • Robert Gin - President
  • Theresa Amador - Vice President
  • Dolores Rillos - Secretary
  • Alicia Martinez - Treasurer
  • Peter Chan
  • Mary Ann Garcia-Barlow
  • Carol Sullivan
The Library Foundation usually meets in the library on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Donations Accepted


The Monterey Park Library Foundation accepts donations of any size. Organizations, businesses, and individuals who make large donations can have their name listed on the donor board in the library. For $1,000 donors can list their name, the name of someone who has passed away, their business name or the organization to which they belong. 

The Monterey Park Library Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization Tax I.D. #77-0086780.

Tax-deductible gifts made out to the Monterey Park Library Foundation should be mailed to:
Monterey Park Library Foundation
318 S. Ramona Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Cash donations can be made to the Library Foundation. For more information, contact or call Gwen Kishida at 626-307-1269 or via email.